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    13 Healthy Recipes For A Mid-Holiday Detox

    In case you want to hold off on the mashed potatoes, gravy, and pie for a week. (If not, that's cool too.)

    If Thanksgivakkuh hit you harder than you thought, try cleaning up your act a bit with these 13 detox recipes.

    1. Triple Pomegranate Smoothie


    Makes one, 8-ounce smoothie

    1 cup frozen blueberries

    1/2 cup plain yogurt

    1/4 cup pomegranate juice

    2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses

    4 large mint leaves, plus more to garnish

    1 tablespoon pomegranate arils, for garnish

    Blend blueberries, yogurt, pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses ,and mint together using a standing blender or stick blender. Add more juice or frozen fruit, if needed, to reach your desired consistency. Garnish with mint leaves and arils.

    Save and print the full recipe at Food52.

    2. Yogurt with Toasted Quinoa, Dates, and Almonds


    Creamy, crunchy, and sweet, this is the breakfast your body deserves after a week of pumpkin pie. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    3. Radish Salad with Curry-Orange Dressing


    This dressing makes radish look REALLY good. Feta is the wingman it always deserved. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    4. Roasted Carrot Soup / Via

    Creamy and comforting with the flavors of T-Day and none of the heft. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    5. Warm Orzo Salad with Beets and Greens


    Seasonal, smart, and with a pretty amazing color. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    6. Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing


    This salad has it all: sturdy greens that won't wilt, and a spicy peanut dressing that'll steal the show. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    7. Snow Pea, Cabbage, and Mizuna Salad with Marinated and Seared Tempeh


    This dish is all about contrast. Subtly spicy mizuna meets sweet, crispy snow peas, while earthy, salty tempeh is layered on top of cool, crispy greens. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    8. Hot Smoked Salmon, Soba, and Asian Greens Salad / Via

    Smoking your own salmon sounds so intimidating and time consuming, right? We're here to tell you it's not. Use a wok, line it with foil, and set the fish on a round cake rack set above the wood chips. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    9. Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Dried Cranberries


    Autumn's nutty, herby answer to quinoa salad. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    10. Yam, Zucchini, and Chickpea Salad / Via

    Eat this salad warm or cold, in your packed lunch or as a side dish for roasted chicken. We'd be happy with all of the above. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    11. Blood Orange Salad with Olives / Via

    A classic salad: a bit of briny olives, some slivers of onion, and slices of citrus. Serve as a seriously impressive first course for a dinner party. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    12. Ginger Miso Salad


    A sweet and spicy ginger miso vinaigrette coats greens, caramelized onions, pear, and salted cashews. Save any leftover vinaigrette — it is good on just about everything. Get the full recipe at Food52.

    13. Broccoli Apple Soup


    Delicious, comforting, and cheap. Win. Get the full recipe at Food52.

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